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Combining Social Media and Behavioral Psychology Could Lead to More HIV Testing

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook, combined with behavioral psychology, could be a valuable tool in the fight against AIDS by prompting high-risk individuals to be tested.
16-Dec-2014 5:00 PM EST

New Study Finds Promising Drug Doubled Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer


In a groundbreaking study that offers new hope for women with advanced breast cancer, researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time patients were on treatment...
15-Dec-2014 6:30 PM EST

FDA Approves Drug That Extends Survival in the Most Common Type of Lung Cancer


FDA has approved the drug Cyramza, to be used in combination with docetexal for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
12-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST

UCLA Researcher Advances Robotic Surgery Technique to Treat Previously Inoperable Head and Neck Cancer Tumors


In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have for the first time advanced a surgical technique performed with the help of a robot to successfully access a previously-unreachable area of the head and neck.
3-Dec-2014 3:30 PM EST

Higher Earning Clinicians Make More Money by Ordering More Procedures Per Patient Rather than by Seeing more Patients

In results characterized as “very surprising,” UCLA researchers found for the first time that higher-earning clinicians make more money by ordering more procedures and services per patient rather than by seeing more patients, which may not be in...
8-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

How to Stop the Spread of HIV in Africa

To stop the spread of HIV in Africa, researchers at UCLA, using a complex mathematical model, have developed a strategy that focuses on targeting “hot zones,” areas where the risk of HIV infection is much higher than the national average.
2-Dec-2014 1:40 PM EST

Men with Life Expectancies of Less Than 10 Years Still Receive Aggressive Treatment for Prostate Cancer Despite Guidelines


In the first study to rigorously address prostate cancer treatment trends by life expectancy in a large, nationally representative sample, UCLA researchers found that more than half of prostate cancer patients 66 years and older have life...
1-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Scientists Discover Why Patients Respond to a Life-Saving Melanoma Drug


UCLA researchers have pioneered a new methodology to predict why some patients battling advanced melanoma respond well or not at all to the new breakthrough drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda).
24-Nov-2014 12:00 AM EST

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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